POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will present a free Crane Symphony Orchestra concert Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Hosmer Concert Hall.
The concert program will include "Finlandia, Op. 26" by Jean Sibelius, "Sinfonia Concertante in B-Flat Major, Op. 84," by Franz Joseph Haydn and "Symphony No. 2 in B-Minor" by Alexander Borodin.
The Haydn piece will feature Crane faculty members John Lindsey on violin, Mathias Wexler on cello, Anna Hendrickson on oboe and Carol Lowe on bassoon.
The Crane Symphony Orchestra is a 90-member performing ensemble that performs orchestral masterworks from the standard and contemporary orchestral literature.
John Lindsey is a violinist who holds the State University of New York's Distinguished Service Professorship. Previously, he was awarded the 1993 President's Award and the 2003 SUNY Chancellor's Award, both for excellence in teaching. Lindsey is in great demand as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster. He is currently the concertmaster of both the Orchestra of Northern New York and the Eleva (Vermont) Chamber Players. He is the first violinist of the Aurora String Quintet and is the violinist for the Potsdam Piano Quartet and Potsdam Baroque Ensemble.
Mathias Wexler is a cellist who enjoys a varied musical life. Wexler has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Bath Festival in the U.K., the Banff Festival, Tanglewood and Aspen. Featured on public television and National Public Radio, he received a Grammy nomination in 1995. Wexler holds degrees from Oberlin and Yale and in 2009 earned a Doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Anna Hendrickson is an associate professor of oboe at The Crane School of Music. As an orchestral player, Hendrickson performs regularly with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, and with the summer Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. She also plays principal oboe in the Orchestra of Northern New York. Hendrickson holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Carol Lowe teaches courses in bassoon performance, reed-making, repertoire, pedagogy, orchestral studies and music history at Crane. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Lowe is currently principal bassoon for the Orchestra of Northern New York, the Northern Symphonic Winds, the Potsdam Baroque Chamber Players and the Potsdam Wind Quintet, and is a founding member of the Aria Reed Trio.
For more information about SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, please visit www.potsdam.edu/crane.